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I accidentally used veet for sensitive skin for your legs, underarms & bikini lines on my face now I have flaky dry red skin on my chin and face?

I accidentally used veet for sensitive skin for your legs, underarms & bikini lines on my face now I have flaky dry red skin on my chin and face?

Moisturize...: The veet irritated your skin and it will need a few days to return to normal. Moisturize well with a hypoallergenic facial moisturizer. ...Read more

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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, ...Read more


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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

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Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this brownish flaky skin on my chin. And by my temple. I use skin cleansers and eczema cream per doc orders. To no avail. What could it be?

I have this brownish flaky skin on my chin. And by my temple. I use skin cleansers and eczema cream per doc orders. To no avail. What could it be?

Seborrhea: This condition is usually due to oily skin. Use Cetaphil OTC as a facial cleanser. Ketoconazole shampoo is helpful for this condition, apply topically for 5 minutes then wash, ask your physician for a prescription ...Read more

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Strange flaky skin around edges of mouth and chin. Only relieved by burrow solution. Antifungal/bacterial don't help. 1 year +. What is it?

More than likely: Just dry skin or contact dermatitis which may be resolved with aquaphor ointment applied as often as needed. If still a problem, please consult with your physician, who may refer you to a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Men ; Yeast: Yes, men can get yeast infections. Your doc can help w/antibiotics. There are natural supplements such as olive leaf extract that can also be used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

Might Be Allergy: Flaking and peeling can sometimes be signs of contact allergic dermatitis. Have you begun using any new soaps, detergents, or make-up products? If so you might want to stop it and see if rash improves. ...Read more

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How to treat very dry flaky skin?

How to treat very dry flaky skin?

Flaky skin gone: Hyrate your body with fluids and hydrate your skin with proper moisturization. The best time to use a moisturizer is after a shower or bath. Avoid mosturizers with fragrances. If the skin is excessively dry use a moisturizer with AHA's such as Lachyrin 5 or Amlaction ...Read more

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I have dry white flaky skin in my brow?

I have dry white flaky skin in my brow?

FLAKY SKIN OF BROW: If this problem has been there for a long time, it may be a condition called psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist who will prescribe appropriate medications. Meanwhile try using a tar shampoo: t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar or other shampoos with tar. And shampoo often, daily if possible. ...Read more

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Is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

Is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dry flaky skin on my face?

Lotion soap: Use a, mild soap like dove to wash and a good moisturizer immediately after bathing. May reapply moisturizer when the weather is cold, dry, and windy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry, burning, flaky skin on face?

Dry Skin: If your skin is burning, you should see a derm to make sure you’re not having an allergic reaction. Avene cream for sensitive skin is great for decreasing irritation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chronic red/dry/flaky skin?

Many things: This could be anything from simple dryness (xerosis) to an allergy to something you are coming into contact with or eczema. There are also quite a number of other things possible. I suggest you have this examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some medications to treat chronic red and dry/flaky skin?

What are some medications to treat chronic red and dry/flaky skin?

Several: It depends on the cause of the dry skin. Moisturizers, steroids, antifungals and others are all potentially helpful depending on the cause. ...Read more

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I have really dry and flaky skin. I use a moisturer everyday after a shower but it's not making any difference. What should try?

I have really dry and flaky skin. I use a moisturer everyday after a shower but it's not making any difference. What should try?

Try Body Wash: Use a body wash (dove, olay, etc.) in the shower instead of soap. Do not make the water too hot. Try different moisturizers, i.e., those with ammonium lactate (amlactin over the counter, lachydrin (lactic acid) prescription - same thing). If affordable, whole house humidifier. ...Read more

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Have dry and flaky skin on face. Been using the aloe v facial foam for past few mths until recently there r flakes. What facial foam shld I change to?

Actually a creamy: Cleanser is better for flaky dry skin. Foaming cleansers can actually be drying themselves. And use a moisturizing sunscreen. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

1st determine cause: First determine what is the cause of the flaky skin. Simple evaporative losses may best be managed with hygiene, exfoliation and moisturizers. Addition of retinoids may be indicated, either otc or prescription. However other disease conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be the cause and require medical treatment. ...Read more

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Help! I have severely dry flaky skin on eyelids?

Help! I have severely dry flaky skin on eyelids?

Flaky lids: Should be evaluated by eye doc. It may be blepharitis a simple lid infection or something more. ...Read more

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What kind of creams are the best for dry, itchy, flaky skin?

What kind of creams are the best for dry, itchy, flaky skin?

No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream. There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more

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How to treat dry, flaky skin on breasts?

Dry flaky breasts: Breast skin is constantly being irritated by tight supportive clothing, bras, etc. Skin reacts by production of more keratinized tissue. Eucerin ointment or similar creams applied nightly will over some time lubricate and make the "flakiness" disappear. ...Read more

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What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

Cerave, amlactin: Cerave and amacton are two approaches which can even be combined to improve dry flaky skin. ...Read more

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Is there a shot people can get if they have dry flaky skin?

Is there a shot people can get if they have dry flaky skin?

No: It's topical treatments or learn to live with it. One person in 200 has mild ichthyosis without knowing it. Like most diseases other than infectious and surgical disease, it is manageable but not curable. ...Read more

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Can I still put make up even if I have dry and flaky skin on face?

If you put makeup: On dry flaky skin it can appear more dry. I would first use moisturizing sunscreen, then if less flaky could use mineral makeup. but if dryness persists, see dermatologist for prescription treatment ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dry/flaky skin?

Hydrate /moisturize: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty, oily or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my dry flaky skin?

DRY FLAKY SKIN: HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THIS CONDITION?
LOCATED WHERE?
SCALP?
FACE?
ARMS OR LEGS?
BODY?
FEET?
DOES IT ITCH?
DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICINES?
SUGGESTION: SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. SHE OR HE CAN DIAGNOSE AND RECOMMEND A FEW ITEMS FOR YOU.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause dry and flaky skin?

Can anxiety and stress cause dry and flaky skin?

Yes, although this: Is less common than the other 32 symptoms (tachycardia, rapid breathing, sweaty palms, etc.). Assume not and visit a dermatologist first just to be safe. Then consider dealing with stress. You might consider seeing a mental health pro. ...Read more